NGO, finance ministry train journalists on nutrition reporting

November 18, 2020 Blueprint 0

Save the Children International, Nigeria, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) in partnership with Federal Ministry Finance, Budget and Planning on Wednesday trained journalists on sensitization and capacity building on nutrition reporting and media coverage in Nigeria. The training which was held in Abuja is to commemorate the 2020 Nutrition Week. According to the Director Social Development Department, Ministry of Finance , Read More

INVESTIGATION – Deadly quacks: How Benue healthcare workers endanger lives

November 17, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Many indigent residents of Benue State are dying at the hands of unqualified medical personnel due to shortage of qualified medical doctors in most rural communities in the state. AMEH EJEKWONYILO investigates Auxiliary nurses and laboratory scientists across the state posing as medical doctors maim and send hapless patients to their early graves. While Agbo John, a university undergraduate was Read More

COVID-19: Nigeria no longer on list of endangered countries – PTF

October 8, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Control of COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, said Wednesday that Nigeria is no longer in the top five countries by cumulative deaths in Africa as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. Speaking at a briefing in Abuja, the SGF said the federal government and the Read More

President Buhari and the northern Borno conundrum

October 4, 2020 Abba Alli 0

If there is anything that bothers the president today, it is the case of northern Borno state where our troops are still battling remnants of Boko Haram terrorists. This area remains the sore point of the seemingly dwindling war against terrorists in the North-East region of Nigeria. According to the words of Governor Babagana Zulum, when President Muhammadu Buhari visited Read More

Breaking: At last, Oshiomhole breaks silence, 4 days after Edo election

September 23, 2020 Editor 0

Former National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) Adams Oshiomhole is speaking for the first time after the outcome of much-talked about edo election last Saturday. Oshiomhole had campaigned vigorously for Ize-Iyamu whose loss some people attributed to his influence in the campaign of the APC candidate. Speaking with Gee Africa TV, “You know in life, you work hard and Read More

FEC approves new policy on occupational safety

September 16, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved a new national policy on occupational safety and health, known as the National Policy on Occupational Safety 2020.This was disclosed by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, while briefing State House correspondents on the outcome of this week’s virtual FEC meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari.He said the new policy Read More

Taraba: Ishaku’s impactful journey so far

September 10, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Last Tuesday, the Taraba state commissioner for information and re-orientation, Barr Danjuma Adamu, parleyed with the media to update them on the accomplishments so far recorded by the state government under Arc Darius Ishakus watch. Blueprint’s ANDREW OJIH was there.Upon assuming office on May 29 2015, Governor Darius Ishaku spelt out the cardinal areas his government would be anchored on. Read More

NPFL: LMC invites clubs to submit 2020/21 season licensing applications

September 8, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) participating clubs have been invited to submit their respective licensing application which is a compulsory requirement for all clubs intending to participate in the 2020/21 NPFL season. This is further to the notification from the LMC to the clubs in a letter dated August 6, 2020.Following the removal of the restriction on football activities by Read More

Kaduna govt seals substandard clinic, nursing school

August 25, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Kaduna state government has sealed off Zango lslamic Clinic and Maternity Home, Kaduna for operating without licence as a clinic and as a nursing school. A team from the State Ministry of Health, Health Establishment Committee in collaboration with the  Nursing and Midwifery Committee sealed off the hospital located on Zango Road in Tudun Wada Kaduna South Local Government Area (LGA. Read More

Climate change: Stakeholders task Africa’s leaders on agroecology

August 16, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Oilwatch Africa stakeholders have called on African Governments to invest on agroecology as fossil fuel is choking the continent. The stakeholders in a virtual Annual General Meeting (AGM), said African governments should establish climate-resilient and just recovery models, to defend communities, stop destructive extraction and support agroecology, through their leading visionary organisations in civil society.The communique signed by 23 Organisations Read More

Tell Nigerians why you can’t stop borrowing, HURIWA urges finance minister

August 11, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has challenged the Minister of Finance, Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed, to tell Nigerians why the Muhammdu Buhari-led administration can’t stop borrowing. HURIWA handed down the charge in a press statement by its national coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwuboko, and director, National Media Affairs, Miss. Zainab Yusuf, Monday in Abuja.  HURIWA juxtaposed the revenues claimed Read More

Malaria: kwara gets 2.3m insecticide nets

July 19, 2020 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Kwara state government Sunday said it has received at least 2.3m insecticide nets to be distributed across 772,648 households in the state. The government also announced that no fewer than 5,000 ad-hoc staff are to be engaged and paid to distribute the nets across the state. The development according to a statement signed by chief press secretary , Kwara State Ministry Read More

Buhari salutes Minister of State for FCT, Ramatu Tijjani, at 50

June 11, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday joined members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in congratulating the Minister of State for Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Hajiya Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, on her 50th birthday, June 12, 2020. The president felicitated with the family members, friends and political associates of the minister on the occasion, urging her to remain steadfast in her passion to serve Read More

Zamfara: Celebrating Matawalle’s one year of failure

June 2, 2020 Musa Gusau 0

   It’s already one year now that Governor Bello Matawalle was sworn in as the chief executive of Zamfara state, resulting from the seeming miscarriage of justice from the judiciary. In fact, neither the people of Zamfara nor the entire citizens of Nigeria have ever witnessed this kind of lacadaiscal mal-administration in the entire history of the state  For record Read More

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Much ado about proposed health bills in NASS

May 21, 2020 TAIYE ODEWALE 0

The controversy generated by the introduction of health bill in both chambers of the National Assembly is yet to think out. TAIYE ODEWALE writes. The first of such emanated from the House of Representatives sponsored by the Speaker, Hon Femi Gbajabiamila, along with two other lawmakers, namely Hon Pascal Obi and Hon Tanko Sununu as co – sponsors. Titled “A Read More

It’ll take 6 weeks to extinguish OML 95 inferno — NOSDRA

May 19, 2020 David Agba 0

The National Oil Spills Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) on Monday said it will take at least six weeks to put out the raging fire at the Ororo oilfield of the Oil Mining Lease (OML) 95. The Director-General of NOSDRA, Musa Idris, who confirmed that the fire outbreak started at the weekend, said that a joint investigative visit to ascertain Read More

Why fire engulfed Lagos affiliate station – NNPC

April 28, 2020 Benjamin Umuteme 0

All stations under the brand name of NNPC Retail Limited operate are under very high safety standards as endorsed by the Federal Fire Service and the Department of Petroleum Resources, NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Dr. Kennie Obateru, has said.  The Corporation’s spokesman in a statement in Abuja on Thursday quoted the Managing Director of the NNPC Read More

Covid-19: Spain death toll decline

April 5, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Spain saw its third consecutive daily decline in the number of people dying from the coronavirus pandemic as the country recorded another 674 deaths on Sunda, official figures showed. The health ministry said the number, the lowest in 10 days, brought total deaths to 12,418 since the pandemic hit Spain. The number of infections rose 4.8 percent to 130,759. AFP

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Provide palliatives for COVID-19 lockdown, NYCN tells FG

March 26, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has urged the federal government to distribute health essentials, food and money to citizens to curtail the hardship being suffered as a result policy directives on the coronavirus pandemic. The NYCN, in a statement issued by its national president, Solomon Adodo and made available to journalists, Thursday, said much as the stay-at-home Read More

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Breaking: Four new coronavirus cases recorded in Lagos as LASU puts off convocation

March 19, 2020 Editor 0

Barely 24 hours after five new case were recorded, Lagos state government has made public four new cases of coronavirus. The state Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi, just disclosed this in a press conference. Meanwhile, the 24th convocation ceremony of the Lagos State University (LASU) Ojo has been postponed indefinitely. The decision was in response to the rampaging coronavirus Read More

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Why we must take quantum leap in healthcare, by Osinbajo

March 16, 2020 Editorial III 0

President Muhammadu Buhari’s vision of taking 10 million Nigerians out poverty every year for the next ten years is on course and would be actualized by the quantum leap in human capacity development attainments, especially healthcare, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, has said. Osinbajo said this on Monday at the flag-off of the nationwide Integrated Medical Outreach Programme (I-MOP) at the Read More